Veteran actor Kader Khan passed away on Monday at the age of 81 due to prolonged illness in Canada. Khan was suffering from breathing issues and had been put on BiPAP ventilator since few days.
The veteran actor suffered from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia.
Khan, who’d appeared in over 300 films, had also written dialogues for over 250 Indian films. It has been said that at the insistence of late Rajesh Khanna, filmmaker Manmohan Desai had paid Khan a handsome amount of one lakh twenty-one thousand (Rs 1,21,000) for writing dialogues for the film Roti in 1974!
Khan before debuting in the 1973 film Daag, was a professor of civil engineering at MH Saboo Saddik College of Engineering in Mumbai.